Monday, March 17, 2008

"Trust Issues"

We must continue moving forward so that we do not grow stagnant in movement ministry. Everything has its season and time, and we must stay before the Lord to know what we ought to do. The way that it is now may not remain the same tomorrow. Things may change in a few days, weeks, months, or years. We must prepare our hearts for change and accept it as part of the growth process.

There are dance ministries that are not growing spiritually or in number because they continue to do the same thing that worked yesterday. There are ministries that have experienced growth, but will become stalled because of comfort and pride in thinking that ministry is a formula. There are ministries that depend on a few "star" dancers to make each song work, but this will not last. There are ministries that are built on the personality of the dance leader, but this will not endure. Ministries based on friendships alone will be tested and tried. Some of these emotional separations are allowed by God to ensure that His will be done in our lives.

Has He told you to release that ministry or dance partner and walk towards what He has ordained for you? Has He told you to start something new over and over again, but you have been fearful about how things will work out? Did He tell you to do something that will take Supernatural intervention, but you have not made your move yet? Are you listening? Have you obeyed? We must trust in the Lord and not in our own limited feelings.

After we have experienced separation, betrayal, and loss, we will discover that God alone will never leave us nor forsake us. Just as Abram had to separate from Lot, it was so that the Lord could increase Him and bless many Nations through him. The thing that we seek to embrace the most will be the thing that we have to set free. Let us grasp God's unchanging hand firmly, and trust His plans concerning us for our own good.

Genesis 13:13-14 (NKJV)
And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever."

Isaiah 50:10 (NKJV)
“Who among you fears the LORD? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely upon his God."

1 comment:

Marissa said...

I appreciate your devotion on change.Our dance team has evolved through the years and we are amazed at the turns and directions that the Lord sends us in.
We are an aging team and can't do what we could a fe years ago, but still the Lord uses us in powerful ways. He's used us to teach other teams, work at children's programs, coordinating fund raisers for struggling church etc. It's been amazing. We must go with God's flow. That's when the journey is a miracle.